When my sister and I were still living at home, we would go on random adventures every weekend. Whilst we usually had no set plan in mind, we often ended up in doing something rather interesting. Whether it was heading to IKEA for some Swedish inspiration leading to an afternoon of assembling flat packs, or randomly visiting a deer farm, we never ceased to astound the people in our lives with the amazing things you can get up to when you leave home with a full tank of petrol, a few snacks, a bottle of water, and an adventurous spirit.
As you can imagine, being back together wtih my sister again over these holidays has led to one adventure after another. You might have seen on my Instagram page our incredible walk at Springbrook National Park Twin Falls, where we drove up the winding, narrow roads on the mountain and climbed under waterfalls, over rocks, and around the cliffs. I was completely awestruck by the glorious scenery. Although it said to allow 2-3hours, we leisurely managed it in 1.5hours. As well as various other walks, we have visited galleries, museums, shops, and beaches, and taken some down time to watch terrible Christmas movies with attractive male leads and laugh until our stomachs hurt.
My sister’s friend from her work is in Brisbane for Christmas and to celebrate her birthday this week. As her present she requested to be a part of one of our “sister adventure days”. We were more than happy to oblige.
We started with cake and coffee overlooking to ocean, before taking photos and grabbing drinks at Point Danger on the border, eating Gelato Messina gelato (macadamia crunch is heaven), and exploring the newly rennovated Pacific Fair shopping centre, where we induldged in a chip tasting plate (as good as it sounds) and shared cocktails on sunset from the fabulous Comuna Cantina. I don’t know if her friend could believe how much we could fit into a day.
Given that we still have a few weeks left of holidays and we are not sure what the next year will look like, my sister and I have decided that our local adventures are not going to cut it this year. So before the craziness of 2017 hits, we have decided to go down to Melbourne for a week. Neither of us have ever been, so I would love your suggestions about the best things to do in the comments below! We have booked tickets to a few shows, and I have started following a few food bloggers, but we have kept our plans fairly openended.
I love this time of the year and everything that it entails. My pants may be a little tighter after all of the Christmas goodies (and gelato and massive chip platters…), but my heart is definitely fuller. I am so blessed to be able to go on adventures every day – big or small. But mostly I am blessed that my adventures are filled with so many people that I love.
Enjoy the holiday season all.